Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia

    Project: Research project

    Description

    Description of Work:

    NORTHWESTERN will assist EWMI in implementing the Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia Activity (PROLoG), funded by USAID. In particular, NORTHWESTERN will assist to promote respect for and the protection of human rights in Georgia by engaging in the following activities:

    I) Professional Training. NORTHWESTERN will work with EWMI staff in Georgia, Georgian experts, and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) to improve the human rights training programs currently being taught at Georgia's judicial training institute (the High School of Justice, or HSOJ) and at the Georgia Bar Association (GBA). This work might include developing and delivering CLE courses, materials and other activities.

    2) Academic Assistance. NORTHWESTERN will provide support to PROLoG in the development of human rights courses and other related activities at Georgian law schools. The work would focus on Georgia's obligations under European and ECHR law, and U.N. Treaties and Conventions.

    3) Strategic Litigation. NORTHWES1ERN will work with EWMI staff in Georgia, Georgian experts, and Northwestern, to provide mentoring to the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Transparency International (TI) or others with regard to strategic litigation that they conduct before the Georgian courts, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and U.N. human rights bodies. The topics for such strategic litigations could include due process guarantees, ethnic minority rights, the rights of women, and the rights of sexual minorities, among other topics.

    EWMI and NORTHWES1ERN will agree on more specific scopes of work for each trip to Georgia or other activity undertaken as a part of the PROLoG activity.

    Expected Results:

    Increased respect for human rights within the Georgian judiciary and legal community.

    Project Deliverables:

    • NORTHWES1ERN will submit a brief trip report to EWMI after each visit to Georgia funded under the PROLoG activity which will summarize the activities and the results of each visit,
    as well as recommendations for next steps.
    • Training materials that may be developed by NORTHWES'IERN for use at the HSOJ, GBA, or law schools.
    • Information that EWMI may require (e.g., regarding numbers of persons trained, numbers of strategic cases filed) for its monitoring and evaluation obligations to USAID.
    • Final report at end of project (within 15 days of end date).
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date8/19/152/28/20

    Funding

    • East-West Management Institute Inc. (AID-114-A-15-00004)
    • Agency for International Development (AID-114-A-15-00004)

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    human rights
    school law
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    UNO
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    minority rights
    ECHR
    judiciary
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    treaty
    national minority
    transparency
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